Shadow the Hedgehog
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Final Haunt is a stage in the game Shadow the Hedgehog. It is set aboard the Black Comet. Final Haunt is one of the five sixth stages and can be reached by completing the Hero mission of Space Gadget or the Hero mission of Lost Impact.
After heeding Maria's plea and defeating the Artificial Chaos at Lost Impact, or defeating Sonic the Hedgehog in a race for the cyan Chaos Emerald in Space Gadget, Shadow and Sonic are aboard The ARK, and Sonic spots the Black Comet. Sonic fills in Shadow on what the Black Comet is. Sonic wonders if the Black Creatures are somehow related to the Comet. Shadow senses the presence of aliens aboard the Comet and then Sonic and Shadow race to the Comet. Shadow and Sonic apparently used Tails' shuttle to fly across, where It's time for a showdown on the Arms' home turf. Once aboard, the player can choose to either help Sonic find Black Doom at the core of the comet; as they follow his giant holographic broadcasts to hunt the alien prophet down, or aid Doom's Eye to fulfill a different mission - activate all four defensive shields to secure the Comet against G.U.N.'s counterattack.
|"Activate all the Black Comet's shields!"||Activate the four shields.||A shield is activated when it is attacked and the red ball is on top.|
|A||≥ 18,000 points|
|E||< 5,000 points|
Leads to: Sonic & Diablon
No Normal mission is present for Final Haunt.
"Find Black Doom!"
Objective: Reach the Goal Ring.
Tips: Because the stage is swarming with Black Arms, filling up the Hero Gauge should be simple. In fact, some rooms need to be cleared of Black Arms before you can even continue.
Use nearby Vacuum Pods to pull blocks out of the walls and stop lasers.
Don't hit any of the switches for the Dark mission, as this will block off the goal ring.
Leads to: Black Doom
In this level there are quite a few secret doors however, behind all the doors are the same objects: mounted cannon turrets.
- This is only stage where you don't need a time bonus to get an A rank for the Hero mission, provided you kill every Black Arms soldier/gunship you can find.
- It is possible defeating Black Doom here is the canon final boss before The Last Way, since Shadow is shown to be on the Black Comet when he has obtained all seven Chaos Emeralds.
- Many parts of the stages Black Comet and The Last Way are identical to Final Haunt, with the former flooded with toxic liquid and the latter having some of its doors inaccessible requiring the use of Chaos Control.
- Final Haunt is the only stage not to feature GUN Soldiers as enemies.
Prima Official Game Guide for Shadow the Hedgehog